Creating Tasks and Challenges

Locating the Tasks and Challenges List

In order to build and customize your program you will first need to log in to your admin. Once you have logged in to your admin, click the program you want to add the tasks and challenges to and then click the "Tasks" tab in the step-by-step builder.

Adding Challenges

One of the most important parts of customizing your program is creating the list of tasks and challenges participants will complete. Adding challenges is easy through the admin. First, click the "Tasks" tab in the step-by-step builder to locate the tasks and challenges list. Above the list you will see a section labeled "Add New Task". Inside that section you will see 4 buttons - one for each task type. Click on the button for the type of task you want to add to your list and you will see a form appear for you to enter the details of the task.

Each task type has different information that you will need to enter to add it properly. You will always set a Text Description and Points for a challenge, but depending on the challenge type you may need to enter additional information. Each task type is outlined below in detail. Once you have filled out the details for the task, click the "Create New Task" button at the bottom of the form to add it to your list. The task will now appear on your list ready to go.

  1. Go to the "Tasks" tab in the step-by-step builder.
  2. Click one of the buttons in the "Add New Task" section for which task type you want to add.
  3. Enter the task details.
  4. Click the "Create Task" button.
  5. The task will now appear on the list of your tasks and challenges.

 

Photo Challenges

Photo tasks are one of the simplest, yet most interactive task types. Simply create a text prompt outlining what a participant needs to snap a photo of to complete the task, assign a point value and that’s it. Participants can then upload photos in the app to successfully complete each task.

Text Description

This is the text prompt that will tell participants what you would like them to take a photo of to complete the task. This will be what appears in the app for participants on the list.

Points

The points you would like to assign to a successfully completed task.

Photo Challenge FAQs

Answers to a few frequently asked questions regarding photo tasks.

What happens if a photo uploaded does not match the task prompt?

Photos can be flagged or deleted from your desktop admin. Flagging will remove the points from the participant’s point total and notify them so they can have an opportunity to retake the photo if they wish. 

Does everyone see each other’s photos?

This is optional. If the Photostream is enabled then everyone will see a feed of each other's photos. This can be disabled to create a more individual experience for each participant as may be the case for interactive tours.

How do people share their photos with social media?

Participants can share their photos directly within the app to social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and E-mail.

 

GPS Check-in Challenges

A GPS Check-in task is created by getting the coordinates of a specific location and setting a radius around those coordinates that participants must be within in order to complete the task successfully. In order to get the points associated and complete the task successfully participants must be within the specified distance of the location. The app will verify the participants location automatically when they attempt to complete a GPS Check-in task.

To make it easier you can simply supply an address for the task and we will set the corresponding latitude and longitude as well as a default radius. Using the address and default radius is the recommended way to add a GPS challenge but you can always click on the "Advanced Settings" to supply your own latitude and longitude and override the default radius if you have specific needs for your program.

Text Description

This is the text prompt that will tell participants where they need to be to successfully complete this task. This will be what appears in the app for participants to view on the list. Using a clue or riddle as the text description rather than simply telling them where to go creates a more difficult and challenging task. 

Points

The points you would like to assign to a successfully completed task.

Address

The address where you want people to check-in. This address will be converted into coordinates automatically. If your GPS Check-in does not have an address or you would like additional precision of the location use the "Advanced Settings" link to supply your own coordinates.

Advanced Settings

Longitude

The longitude of the coordinates you are supplying. Please use decimal format.

Latitude

The latitude of the coordinates you are supplying. Please use decimal format.

Radius

The radius (in feet) that you would like to set around your coordinates, which will be used to determine if a participant has successfully completed the check-in. Participants must be inside the radius from the coordinates to successfully complete the task.

 

Question and Answer Challenges

Question & Answer are text based tasks that prompt participants with a question, clue or riddle that they must answer correctly to complete the task. When completing the task, participants enter their answer and if it matches the answer you provided then they are awarded the points for that particular task. Keep in mind that answers must match exactly (not case sensitive).

Text Description

This is the question text that you want participants to answer.

Points

The points you would like to assign to a successfully completed task.

Question & Answer FAQs

Answers to a few frequently asked questions regarding Question & Answer tasks.

Does the answer have to be an exact match?

Yes, answers must match exactly but they are NOT case sensitive.

What happens when a participant submits the wrong answer?

If a participant enters an incorrect answer they will receive a message saying that the answer they submitted is incorrect and to try again.

 

QR Code Challenges

QR codes are scannable codes that participants must scan to earn the points for the task. QR codes work well when they are printed out and hidden using the task description as a clue for where to look. You can also digitally hide them by placing them on your website or social media. The hunt creator simply enters a word or phrase and our hunt builder automatically creates a QR code to use.

Text Description

The text description of where the participant can find the QR code to scan.

QR Embedded Text Data

QR codes are graphic representations of interpreted data. The Scavify system takes text and converts it into a QR code. Different text will create a different QR code image. The "QR Embedded Text Data" is only used to create a unique QR code and is not something the participant needs to know. As long as they scan the QR code that is created for the task they are completing they will successfully complete the challenge.

Points

The points you would like to assign to a successfully completed task.

Viewing and Downloading the QR code

When you create a QR Code task, a QR code is automatically generated for you to print out or place in the location where participants will be scanning it. To view the QR code, click the "View QR Code" link next to the QR code task in the list.

To download the QR code click the "Download" link or right-click on the QR code image and choose "Save Image As..." to save it to your computer.

QR Code FAQs

Answers to a few frequently asked questions regarding QR Code tasks.

How do I create a QR code?

A QR code is automatically generated when setting up your QR code task.

Do participants scan the QR codes inside the Scavify app?

Yes. All of the scanning is handled directly inside the Scavify app for iOS devices. Android devices will need to have a QR reader but if they don't have one already, it will prompt them with a Google supported QR reader to easily download. This will only happen on the first QR code task. 

How do I make the QR codes unique?

Each QR code should be unique for each task. This is done by setting the QR code’s embedded data to something unique for each one.

Editing Challenges

You can edit any task or challenge at any time by clicking the settings wheel next to the task or challenge you want to edit. This will bring up the task details page where you can make your edits and save the updated task.

Keep in mind that editing a task after participants have begun completing challenges in your program will change the task or challenge for everyone, including those who have already completed the challenge. This is important to keep in mind with photo challenges as significant changes to the text description may lead to previously completed photos not matching the text description anymore. In some cases it may be best to add a new task or challenge rather than edit an existing one.

  1. Click the settings wheel next to the task you want to edit.
  2. Edit the details of the task.
  3. Click the "Update" button to save the edits.

Ordering Your List of Challenges

Your list of tasks and challenges will be listed in ascending order by the point values associated with each task by default. You can change the order of your tasks and challenges by dragging and dropping individual tasks into the order you want them to appear in the app for participants. To drag and drop a task click and hold down on the drag and drop icon to the left of the task. Hold down the click and drag the task to where you want it to go and let go of the click. If you start reordering your task list, any new task will be added to the bottom of the list. 

Note: Be sure to refresh your page to view an official order of your tasks. 

  1. Click and hold the drag and drop icon to the left of the task you want to move.
  2. Drag the task to the position in the list where you want it to appear.
  3. Let go of the click.

Deleting Challenges

If you want to delete a task or challenge simply click on the trash icon next to the individual task you want to delete. It will ask you to confirm the deletion. Once you confirm you want to delete the task it will be deleted permanently. If you delete a task after any participants have already completed that task all points and associated data, including photos, will be deleted from their scores and progress permanently. You will NOT be able to get these photos back. 

  1. Click the trash icon next to the task you want to delete.
  2. Confirm your deletion by clicking the "Delete" button.
  3. Your task is deleted permanently.

 

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